Fears Islamic State could move to chemical weapons

Intelligence officials say the next wave of terror-related attacks could be committed using chemical weapons.

There are claims the Islamic State is working “very seriously” to produce chemical weapons which could be used to strike major cities anywhere in the world.

The terrorist group have been known to use mustard gas and chlorine on the battlefield in Iraq and Syria, but there are now fears among security experts that they have set up a specialised research branch in the pursuit of more advance weapons.


However, intelligence officials also say it’s unlikely Islamic State would have any capacity to build the weapons in areas outside of Iraq and Syria and we should not be “overly panicked” about the threat to western targets.